Marghanita da Cruz for Inner West Council, The Greens

Marghanita da Cruz

Greens Councillor
Gulgadya Ward - Inner West Council

Elected a Leichhardt Ward Councillor on 9 September 2017 (Leichhardt Ward renamed Gulgadya Ward in December 2018)

Marghanita da Cruz wants to build a community with good footpaths to public transport, community centres and green spaces. Facilities to help us lead active lives. An environment in which we look after our waterways, and harness energy from the sun and wind.

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What has Marghanita been doing? Blog - 2019 onwards | NewsFeed 2017-8 |December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 | September 2018 |August 2018 | July 2018 | June 2018 | May 2018 | Spotlight on the approval of Westconnex M4-M5 Link | April 2018 | March 2018| February 2018| Annandale to Lilyfield, 4 Feb 2018 | January 2018 | November-December 2017 | September-October 2017 | Solar our Community | Election Diary | Campaign Log: June | 1-10 July | 11-31 July | August | September

Haberfield Walk on St David's 150th Anniversary, 29 April 2018

Raised Pedestrian Crossing Markings - 86 - 85 - 8 - Yasmar - 77 - 76 - 75 - 74 - 73 - 72 - 71 - 89 - 88 - 87 - 85 - 84 - 83 - 82 - 81 - 99 - 98 - 96 - 95 - 94 - 92 - 91 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 2 - 1 - St David's Church 150th Anniversary Sign and Flags

Approval of Stage 3 of Westconnex, 28 April 2018

Spotlight on the Approval

SMH: WestConnex final stage gains approval despite lack of junction design

Extracts: Approval - Heritage - Dilapidation

WestConnex M4-M5 Link Documents (Planning NSW)

Facebook Post on Approval 28 April

Annandale Galleries, 27 April 2018

emerging and unrepresented artists
painting drawing sculpture assemblage mixed media
Aaron Anderson, Freya Jobbins, Jacqueline Rose, Susanna Strati, Charles Walker view exhibition

Good to meet Freya Jobbins and see her amazing heads and masks made from dolls

Booth Street (east) 25 April 2018

Inner West Courier Guerilla Gardeners

April 24 Issue: Page 1 and Page 4 ((City Edition)). Also page 4 of West Edition.

Hunter Baillie Open Day, 22 April 2018

To Marrickville via Dulwich Hill by Light Rail and Heavy Rail, 21 April 2018

Taverner's Hill , 21 April 2018

Westconnex M4-M5 Truck Route

Green Women's Conference, 15 April 2018

Rage Against Westconnex, King George Park, Rozelle, 14 April 2018

Rozelle Air Quality monitoring station

fence round a small grassed construction compoundRozelle air Quality monitoring station under construction 16 April 2018

Air Pollution, Rozelle Air Quality Monitoring Station and Haberfield School

Protect Koalas - with Dawn Walker, Mehreen Faruqi, Jamie Parker

Women's Shed, Dulwich Hill, 11 April 2018

Norton Street to the Women's Shed for their birthday party. 445 to Dulwich Hill and 444 back to Norton Street Leichhardt

Truck blocking Pedestrians, Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, 10 April 2018

Westconnex Protest Bland Street Pedestrian Bridge, Parramatta Road (Ashfield, Haberfield), 10 April 2018

Parramatta Road (west of Johnston Street) Stanmore and Annandale, 10 April 2018

Redfern Cultural Tour, 8 April 2018

After managing to miss the 438 and 370, headed for Norton Street and caught the M10 to UTS.

After a hot walk along Lee, Regent then Cleveland Streets I joined Dawn Walker, MP and Louise Steer - Greens Councillor, Stanmore Ward, Inner West Council for a Metropolitan Land Council cultural tour of Redfern. [More about Metropolitan Land Council Tours:]

The tour finished at Redfern Park, where Paul Keating's words are engraved in a paver.

Uncle Jimmy explained to us that the Japanese believe it is important to hear the words and so, he read Paul Keating's word's to us on the spot that they were uttered in 1992.

Paul Keating's words on the Plaque:
It was we who did the dispossessing. We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life.
We brought the diseases. The alcohol. We committed the murders.
We took the children from their mothers. We practised discrimination and exclusion.
It was our ignorance and our prejudice. And our failure to imagine these things being done to us.
With some noble exceptions, we failed to make the most basic human response and enter into their hearts and minds.
We failed to ask — how would I feel if this were done to me?” - The plaque was one of the final wishes of Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear who was the MC on December 10 in 1992 when Mr Keating delivered the Redfern address ...

Flood Street, 8 April 2018

Walking along Flood Street, I discovered the @floodstmarket and joined a footpath conversation about the dangerous speeding at the roundabout at Lord's Road.

Also noted and reported the damaged pedestrian crossing sign at the Flood Street/Lord's Road Leichhardt roundabout.

Kolotex Factory Site Development

After the Kegworth Fair, I headed down Upward Street to check out the Kolotex site development including the path through the site connecting Upward Street to George Street, Leichhardt.

Kerb blisters could be better designed to support street trees and reduce runnoff.

Kegworth School Autumn Fair

A very nice breakfast at Kegworth School Fair to the music of the junior school band and the senior choir. Breakfast was the first falafel sale of the day.

Joined parents and kids on the straw bales for the official opening by Jamie Parker and the acknowldgement of country by one of the students.

New Footpath and Verge, Kegworth School, 8 April 2018

On Sunday morning on the way to the Autumn Fair, I checked out the repairs to the footpath and lawn planted outside Kegworth School. The works also included the removal of the disused driveway that was endangering children and the installation of safety banners safety banners.

This work follows my onsite meeting (in the pouring rain) with council's traffic engineers, safety officer and the principal of the school on 20th October 2017 at the instigation of Christine M and her son who attends Kegworth.

I haven't forgotton the request for the pedestrian crossing at Tebbut Street.

Walk from Annandale to Leichhardt, 8 April 2018

Nice cool walk from Annandale to Kegworth School Fair on Sunday morning. Ripe olives, bouganvillia and old salt glazed drain pipe along the way.

Worn Sandston Kerbing, 3 Collins St Annandale

Repaired by 27 April in two stages.

Launching Site and Sound Festival, 5 April 2018

A pleasant interlude on your way home or out for an evening promenade on Norton or Marion Street in the heart of Leichhardt. Really need more modern lighting on the town hall.

Demolition Marion St Cottages, 4 April 2018

Cook's River Walk, 2 April 2018

Taking a walk along the Cook's River on 2nd April was timely for the report that is being presented to council on Tuesday 10th April.

There is potential to improve the quality of the water entering the river using plants through naturalisation of creeks and the construction of wetlands.

And also reducing the quantity of runoff through Water Sensitive Design in our streets and parks.

Two constructed wetlands in Annandale have become habitat for Turtles as well as removing excess nutrients...White's Creek Wetlands

Easter Sunday in Annandale, 1 April 2018

Easter in Annandale is a busy day. There were services at St Brendan's Catholic Church, The Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church and St Aidan's Anglican Church.

Local MP Jamie Parker cut the ribbon on the new Village Church Green at St Aidan's. Long time locals joined the congregation for the occasion.